Field Education 2A (SCWK4005)


This unit is jointly assessed with SCWK4006 or SCWK4007. This is the first part of a full time field education practicum of 80 days. In negotiation with the field educator, students produce a learning plan that sets out what they expect to learn, how this learning will happen, and how, with their field educator, they will monitor and evaluate their learning. In addition, students attend fortnightly placement classes and peer support and accountability groups. These provide a forum in which to explore issues concerning the integration of practice and theory, as well as opportunities for support and consultation with other students and social work staff. Written assignments and oral presentations allow students to demonstrate their placement learning. Those students on placement outside the Sydney metropolitan area participate in online classes and make a presentation at the end of placement.

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Further unit of study information


2-hr lecture and 3-hr pre-placement class, 4x2-hr tutorials and 2x 3-hr tutorials/fortnight


4x500 wd class preparation questions and 1500 wd workshop paper and 4,500 wd field education portfolio (pass/fail) and 80 day placement (pass/fail).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


SCWK3005 or (SCWK3009 and SCWK3010)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.